Basic Information
Site Name Feldkirch
Public Yes
Entity Name Grütze
Entity Type burning activity
Topography
  • lowland
  • Entity Alternative Name
  • Görtza
  • Knochenacker
  • Comment 1954/55 in Altenstadt, municipality Feldkirch, corridor "Grütze", plot number 732: in silted brook bed of the Ill on 30 m sharp black area of ​​about 300 m² amidst brown earth dry stone walls, interrupted by stone circles and hearths on clay, above and adjacent up to 50 cm thick, marginally wedging, deep black, fine-grained, strongly interspersed with gray little bone and ceramics earth. The stone circles served as a kind of urstrines for the burning of mainly juvenile domestic animals - cattle, pig, sheep and goat - and were filled with soot, as well as the immediate vicinity, and piled with shards. Deltoid stratification indicates multiple combustion processes. Unburned bone material mainly around the southern limestone circles. Also in the marginal walking horizons strong find density, especially ceramics and several bronzes. Older Melauner-ceramic, incrusted notched-ware "Kerbschnittware", fluted, engraved etc. urnfield goods (transition Hallstatt А-В), stratigraphically not to divide. Hallstatt A-bronzes ("Griffangel"-knives, two-headed onionhead needles, piston head needle, onion head needle with swollen neck and twisted ornament in changing fields bronze bracelets, hoops and rings). Confirmed by groat finds temporal approach of the older "Melauner" culture in Hallstatt А-В. For cult and commercial area. 1957 the investigation of the bone field was completed.
    Dating
  • Austria | Austria | Late Bronze Age (unspecified)
  • Austria | Austria | Early Iron Age (unspecified)
  • Austria | Austria | Older Urnfield culture/period (Ha A1)
  • Austria | Austria | Middle Urnfield culture/period (Ha A2)
  • Austria | Austria | Younger Urnfield culture/period (Ha B1)
  • Austria | Austria | Late Urnfield culture/period (Ha B2/3)
  • Certainty
    Entity Type Certainty 2 - basic: data from only one method and without relevant comparisons
    Dating Certainty 2 - basic: data from only one method and without relevant comparisons
    Location Certainty 2 - basic: data from only one method and without relevant comparisons
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